The Grand Bazaar: A Neighborhood Mainstay on Manhattan’s Upper West Side
April 26 2019
The NYC Grand Bazaar has been a Sunday event on the Upper West Side for over 30 years. Every week, vendors set up tables at William J. O’Shea Junior High and sell their wares to raise money for four local public schools.
Columbus Circle Holiday Market it is not – there is little to no curation, which in turn offers a diverse mix of everything, from sterling silver jewelry to ordinary glass butter dishes from the ’70s. New vendors are added to the mix frequently, as part of pop-ups and themed events hosted by the bazaar.
In addition to tchotchkes, kitchen appliances, vintage-style prints, and retro radios made Bluetooth-compatible, many visitors come for the food.
Risotto balls, scones and baked goods are weekly mainstays. Such food truck fairs and vegan food pop-ups keep the weekly ritual interesting – earlier this year the bazaar held a “maple syrup fest,” showcasing products made with maple syrup and demonstrations that showed how the breakfast condiment is harvested from trees.
If you’re in the neighborhood, mix a Sunday visit to Central Park with a visit to the Grand Bazaar. It’s located at at 100 W. 77th St., one block from the American Museum of Natural History and Hotel Beacon.
Booths are located both indoors and outdoors and the market is open 10 am to 5:30 pm every Sunday, rain or shine.
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